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Papua New Guinea

Meet colourful locals and explore a pristine maritime playground as you explore the final frontier in travel.

Despite being Australia’s closest neighbour, most people are unaware of the incredible cultures and rich history that sits right on our doorstep. Made up of around 600 islands, Papua New Guinea, or PNG as it is more commonly known, is home to over 1000 distinct ethnic groups with their own traditions and customs.

From the ghost-like clay covered Asaro mudmen and striking Huli wigmen, to the Bainings Firedancers, the diverse cultural identities are astonishing. A raft of annual community-led mask and dance festivals bring people together to celebrate their shared and separate cultural heritages.

PNG offers something for everyone. Idyllic beach retreats, lush green highland escapes, remote river cruising, and genuine cultural immersion. Thrill seekers can swim with dolphins, dive with sharks and explore spectacular reefs and shipwrecks. With less than 100,000 tourists annually, authentic local connections are not only a possibility, they are unavoidable. Wander the vibrant local markets; stay overnight in remote communities, learn local legends and share in important rituals and celebrations. Go beyond the headlines and discover one of Oceania’s best kept secrets.


Papua New Guinea's Firedance Festival
Papua New Guinea's Firedance Festival

The Firedance Festival is a special showcase of Baining culture in the East New Britain Province, deep in the mountains.…

Duration: 9 Days
Next Departure Date: Contact us
Sepik River Adventure
Sepik River Adventure

The Sepik River is not only one of the largest rivers in Papua New Guinea but is one of the…

Duration: 8 Days
Next Departure Date: 15 May 2021
Best of Papua New Guinea Experience
Best of Papua New Guinea Experience

Papua New Guinea is an untouched land of cultural diversity, natural beauty and World War II history where local communities…

Duration: 13 Days
Departs Daily
Rabaul's National Mask Festival
Rabaul's National Mask Festival

The Warwagira & Mask Festival was initially introduced in 1995 and is staged as an annual National event to promote…

Duration: 7 Days
Next Departure Date: 06 Jul 2021
Goroka Mask Festival
Goroka Mask Festival

The Goroka Show: "The most colourful show on earth." The Goroka Show is Papua New Guinea's most prominent 'sing-sing', the…

Duration: 7 Days
Next Departure Date: 14 Sep 2021
Battles and Beaches - 75th Anniversary of WWII
Battles and Beaches - 75th Anniversary of WWII

Join us on a 13–night expedition voyage through the autonomous regions of Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to commemorate the…

Duration: 14 Days
Ship: Coral Discoverer
Next Departure Date: 23 Oct 2020
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